Hailey Akah, JD, MA Vice President of Operations and Strategy

Hailey Akah, JD, MA,

Hailey Akah is Vice President of Operations and Strategy at the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. Akah manages the daily operations of the Institute, ensures implementation of HPIO’s strategic plan and serves as the Institute’s in-house legal counsel and human resources liaison. Akah also leads projects on population health, healthcare spending, equity and the social drivers of health.

Akah has been with HPIO since 2015. In that time, she has developed expertise in several policy areas, including mental health and addiction, criminal justice, employment and aging. She has taken lead roles in developing Ohio’s State Health Improvement Plan, Strategic Action Plan on Aging, Minority Health Strikeforce Blueprint and HPIO’s Addiction Evidence Project.

Akah holds a law degree and a master’s in public policy from the Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Lawrence University.